Jalen Hurts, a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, will start Sunday’s regular-season finale against the New York Giants. The Giants will start Davis Webb, a quarterback who was recently promoted from the practice squad.
Due to a throwing shoulder injury, Hurts has missed Philadelphia’s last two games, both of which were losses to the Eagles. To secure the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a bye to the first round, the Eagles (13-3) must beat the Giants or tie them. If the Cowboys (12-4) lose to the Commanders and the 49ers (12-4) lose to the Cardinals, they could also win the top seed.
Friday, Eagles coach Nick Sirianni stated that Hurts’ selection to start against the Giants was “trending in the right direction.” After being limited in all three of the Eagles’ practices this week, Hurts was listed as questionable.
Hurts has rushed for 747 yards and 13 touchdowns while throwing for 3,472 yards and 22 scores. His 35 total touchdowns are equal to Randall Cunningham’s 1990 franchise record.
Hurts and the Eagles will be motivated to win the NFC East championship and the No. The Giants (9-6-1) are guaranteed the No. 1 overall seed. 6 seed and will play either Minnesota or San Francisco next weekend in a wild-card game.
Coach Brian Daboll did not say earlier this week if the Giants would rest any starters; however, quarterback Daniel Jones will play for the game on Sunday, and running back Saquon Barkley will not play.
Webb, who was selected by the Giants in the third round of the 2017 draft but has never attempted a pass in an NFL regular-season game, will make his first start in his career. Before joining the Giants in February, he was a practice squad player for the Bills and Jets.
The Giants’ plans to start Webb were first reported by The New York Post. Webb’s backup is likely to be Tyrod Taylor.
When asked on Friday if he would be willing to start so Jones could rest against Philadelphia, Webb, who was officially promoted from the practice squad on Saturday, laughed.
Webb stated to reporters, “Yeah, but I do that every week.”